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Tahegan

The name given to both a gold and a silver coin of Armenia. The former appears to have been of lesser value than the Tenar (q.v.), the two coins probably having the same ratio as the Solidus and the later gold Florin. Its value varied Langlois, Numismatique de l'Armenie. 1855. (pp. 10-11) cites several authorities to show that it was the equivalent of thirty Drachmas of silver, or forty Poghs of copper. See Drakani.

The silver Tahegan was introduced in the reign of Leon II (1185-1218), with a corresponding half, called a Tram.


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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